Late on Thursday Westpac moved its 'Life' savings account for 18-29 year olds by 30 basis points for a total rate of 5.00% p.a.

This will become effective 12 May.

To attain the rate, savers must:

  • Be aged 18-29
  • Have a maximum balance of $30,000
  • Grow their savings every month
  • Make 5 card transactions on the linked Choice transaction account

Westpac beat CBA, NAB, and ANZ which all offer deposit rates in the mid-4% range.

The big bank joins ING, Bank of Queensland, Macquarie, RaboBank and Move Bank in the 5% savings account club.